Finally at the frontier

“Twenty-five years is a long journey. Every time I missed my chance [to go into space], I felt lost and sometimes I cried, but I’ve never hesitated or given up”


Chinese astronaut Deng Qingming, who finally made it into space as one of three crew on the Shenzhou 15 mission on Tuesday. Qing, 56, has been waiting for a space mission for a quarter of a century and will now spend six months at the Tiangong space station.

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